Thiruvananthapuram’s Swachh scheme gets a green signal (to invite tenders)

Tue, 2019-06-11 15:35 -- SCC India Staff


The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, after a long wait, is finally gearing up to invite tender to implement the new and improvised decentralized waste management scheme. The Rs 53 crore worth project, which will be implemented with financial aid from the state, centre and corporation’s plan fund, will take off very soon. The project has been in the back burner for a while despite getting the nod from the Centre because of the election code of conduct.

The project aims at strengthening and improvising the existing decentralized waste management initiative of the civic body. More kitchen bins, aerobic bins, CCTVs, and plastic shredders would be installed as part of the project. The main highlight of the project is the advanced aerobic bins. The plan is to install around 200 new aerobic bins by year end. According to officials, once the tender is floated the project will take off within a couple of months.

“We are planning to produce quality organic manure. More organic farming initiatives are the only way to make decentralized waste management initiative a success. We are planning to brand the organic manure and provide it for farmers at reasonable rates. Currently, we are unable to meet the demand for manure from farmers,” said Mayor VK Prasanth. He said that this time utmost priority would be given for the quality and durability of the aerobic bins. “Strengthening of the existing aerobic bins is also part of the project,” Prasanth said.